|Despite what people say, it DOES get cold in the winter. *It can get as low as 29° F. at night.[/QUOTE]|
Cold compared to what? *Mexico? *My average low is going to be 17°F with a record low of -23°F in January. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] *That's cold! I don't like cold. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img]
Light frosts and constant freezes are very different beasts. *In nature, the bogs help regulate the VFT's temperatures. *I'm going to need a huge pot to help thwart off freezing temperatures for a month. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]
Yeah, my plants aren't on a timer in a terrarium. *They'll get less light and cooler temperatures during the winter, but I just doubt I'll keep my apartment under 60F in the winter (I get free heat). *I don't like the idea of putting them in fridge, as I think that is more likely to do them harm than good. *In the fridge, they'd have no light and constant low temperatures. *While the temperature may be right (for one month out of the year), the lighting is way off. *I think the plants would suffer some shock being taken out of the fridge.
Currently, I believe people are under the assumption that they need a deeper dormancy than the plants actually do. *Well, I'll know in a year. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif[/img]
apple rings.. what more can i say?
Cold compared to what many people who have never lived in Florida say. Florida is famed to be the state that is ninety degrees all year round. Heck, it's already getting 68 in the morning. I mean, eight o' clock type morning, not five. Before the end of the month, we'll be getting seventies in the day. By Christmas, it'll be thirty degree nights and 30-40 in the day.
Warning: Do not reuse the bottle to store beverages.
Both temps and photo period are a facter of dormancy, however photo period is a lot more important than temps. Photoperiod should be reduced, this is what starts dormancy. I know of an expert VFT grower that grows his VFTs year round in southern Cali. The average high in the winter is about 69 degrees or lower and the average low is 45 degrees. His plants did exceptionallly. There are accounts of VFTs grwing year round in the tropics and Hawaii.
I have been overwintering my CPs (VFTs and Sarracenia) in the refrigrator the last 6 winters in a row..for 3.5 months straight each winter. (November 1st - Feb 15th, generally)
at 35 degrees, inside the fridge, they need no light at all..
they arent growing at all!
I cut all the leaves off anyway! they go deeply dormant.
So if you are worried abiout light in the fridge, dont!
they need no light in the fridge at all..
the fridge is the ONLY option I have!
its either outside in Rochester, 5 months of snow, ice, temps from 40 to zero, no good! below freezing most of the time..
or inside at 70 degrees next to a windowsill, also no good.
or the fridge!
If I had an unheated room, garage, basement etc, I would rather use that..
yes there might be better places than the fridge, if you have those better places! many dont..
the fridge works fine..
It was just a piece of info. Scot, SHeeesh!
|Quote (uglypho @ Sep. 19 2003,10:55)|
|It was just a piece of info. Scot, SHeeesh![/QUOTE]|
what was just a piece of info?
you lost me there, not sure why im being "sheeshed"? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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